All surfers know that even though we are submersed in the natural elements, what is under our feet – our surfboard – is anything but natural.
What surfers don’t know is that options are available now… right now. A less toxic surfboard with a much lighter CO2 footprint is possible. This is true even if we assume we’re starting with a blank made of super-strong EPS as it’s now possible to get that blank made from recycled waste polystyrene foam (commonly known as “styrofoam”).
This will be a three-part blog series looking at this issue. This post will look at the blank, the second post will connect with the shaper and the third at the glassing stage. I’m not suggesting this is an authoritative look at this subject, success to me equals you asking the question “how can my next board be… better?”